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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Paulo Coelho Happen On A Rainy Night




A fortnight ago, on a rainy night, I was robbed. Robbed of my “Kimi” Mouse time.

Mamarrazi hurried to bath me and sumbat-ed me with a big bottle of milk. All because of this Paulo Coelho fella.


Mamarazzi had bought one of his books after reading many good reviews. She was halfway thru the book and with the rain coming down, it was just the right weather to snuggle down with a good book.


The Winner Stands Alone is about the happenings within 24 hours of the Cannes Film Festival.

The taiko in the story was, Igor, a successful Russian entrepreneur whose wife left him because "beh tahan" the ruthless way that he conduct his business. This Igor is determined to get his ex-wife back, by hook or by crook, and dream of a happily ever after. He is even willing to destroy a few “universe” to accomplish his goals. Universe here means snuffing the life out of several people.

Behind the scene there were stories of the life of his victims and those who are closed to the victims.

There were details of the length that some of these people would do in order to achieve fame and glory. The Festival was portrayed not as an occasion to glorify a film nor acknowledge achievement of directors and the cast. But rather a survival for the fittest scene. Ones got to be good in manipulating others in order to survive.

So..is this a good book or not? Well, Mamarazzi had never read any of Paulo Coelho books before. He had written many and this is one of his latest book.

Overall, Mamarazzi is very happy with this book coz despite Paulo Coelho is now a famous author, he didn’t cincai write the ending of this book. Many famous authors, when they are famous, they tend to be sloppy with the ending of their books. Everything would conveniently fell into place and nicely tapau-ed at the end. This is not what happen with The Winner Stands Alone.

This book can rival Sidney Sheldon, Arthur Hailey and Jeffrey Archer books anytime .


39 comments:

  1. Smallkucing is very cute with the milk bottle.

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  2. Sounded a nice book to read..

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  3. I am Igor, Mr. Frankenstein's assistant.....arggggg! ha ha ha!

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  4. joshua looks so cute with ur milk bottle... so did u guai guai go to sleep without kacau-ing mummy reading her book? :)

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  5. the photos is so cute.... made me think of my niece.. start missing her d

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  6. Joshua is so 'guai' to not kacau Mamarazzi with her favourite book. If it's Juan Or ah, he just won't leave me alone to do my own things.

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  7. i just finished his The Alchemist hmmm last week....have you read? nice one too....beautifully written, but there are some parts i dun quite get it, and hey u think we can probably form a virtual reading group or something and discuss about books hahahaha...wat a tempting thought!!

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  8. interesting...
    if only i have the hobby of reading though. hahaha

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  9. interesting...
    if only i have the hobby of reading though. hahaha

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  10. A Full-Timed Housefly11 May 2010 at 19:08

    hahahaha....book more important or kucing more important mummy ???

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  11. Kristie

    He got milk to drink sure guai one :p

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  12. Pete

    hahaha..the Igor that can cook nice dishes.

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  13. Mommy Ling

    Very nice book leh :D

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  14. Alice

    That's why have to make J "pengsan" so that Mamarazzi can read :D

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  15. Carrie

    This to visit your nice then...Children Day is around the corner :D

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  16. Manglish

    This is my 1st Paulo Coelho book. I have bought Brida and The Witch of Portabello.

    Hope to get The Alchemist.

    Too bad PLB forum closed down already. Used to have very lively discussion there

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  17. Medie007

    this hobby can be very "bad"..takes a lot of time and space.


    hahaha

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  18. i trust your judgement.. ok, i keep this fella in view... hehehee...

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  19. Small kucing so cute with the bottle. It make me think of my kids. Lol!

    I also reading a new book. A book called "Winterton Blue' by Trezza Azzopardi. Half way through....

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  20. oh nan nan time. being quite sometime have not been holding on to story book. more of clicking nowadays. tQ.

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  21. Cute Joshua :) Mama, uLi so lazy to read books la :P

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  22. Hmmm... Paulo Coelho... auntie heard of his name many, many times before, but have yet to read his books. :( A lot people say his books are good leh. Hmm... mebbe, one of these days when auntie not so sibuk... will download some of his ebooks and read.

    Smallkucing kno anot? Paulo Coelho is one of those author who support books piracy. Hahaha... same like auntie lah! LOL... he sendiri distribute his books in ebooks form. LOLOL!

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  23. I wonder what time Mummy slept..haha. Small kucing's bottle is so cute.

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  24. Aiyor...so old liao, still use milk bottle. Shame...shame!!! LOL!!!

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  25. Claire

    Nice nice wor this book :D

    Wanna pinjam?

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  26. Bananaz

    There is ebook also :p Can click click

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  27. Auntie

    Really ah? He support piracy ah? He got wear the Pirate patch and the hook or not?

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  28. STP

    Haiz...what to do..to him milk = milk bottle.

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  29. Mummy Gwen

    Mamarazzi can go crazy with a good book one. 24 hours tarak sleep also pernah :p

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  30. yeah, i actually enjoy reading Paulo Coelho's book.. it's easy to understand, and sometimes the sentences he used will provoke your thoughts about life, this is the power her has..

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  31. SK

    Am planning to buy more of his books. Heard The Alchemist is very good. Hope to grab this book soon

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  32. Have you read books by Khoo Kheng Hor?
    Try your hand on "Taikor" by Mr Khoo Kheng Hor. He is a Malaysian author. His second book was Mamasan, http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/6/24/lifebookshelf/17897198&sec=lifebookshelf.

    Great writings by him.

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  33. Nightwing

    Saw that book in one of the major bookstore. Rather expensive wor. That time was like RM50.

    Dont know now the price have gone down or not.

    or else have to wait for MPH warehouse sale :p

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  34. I think the price would not be that expensive liaw.

    Will check out the price at the local book store here.

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  35. Nightwing

    I will also try searching from here.

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